• (4.2) 29 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,761$13,893
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-26
  • Engine: 207-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Towing Capacity: 2,760 lbs.
2006 Ford Ranger

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Ranger

Our Take

Ford continues to give compact-pickup buyers plenty of choices. Rangers are available with a four-cylinder or a choice of two V-6s, and with either a manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. Options range from skid plates and Bilstein shock absorbers to earth-shattering audio systems. Mazda... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance with four-cylinder
  • Resale value of regular-cab 2WD models
  • Fuel economy with V-6

Notable Features

  • Two cab styles
  • Three engine choices
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Wide variety of models and options

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 29 reviews

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Haulin anytime

by Cricket from New Hampshire on January 13, 2013

2006 2 door XLT Supercab. Bought new, my first Ranger was a used 1998. That one cost me $10,500 to drive it 198,000 miles. Had to change timing belt @100k and not enough ponies(120hp) to get me on the... Read Full Review

26 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Ranger FX4 Level II

Head Restraints and Seats
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Ranger FX4 Level II

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Ranger FX4 Level II

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Ranger FX4 Level II

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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